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OTV: Get Me Outta Margaritaville



It’s no secret that I have great disdain for anything and everything to do with Jimmy Buffett. Bully to the parrots, the beachy latitudes, and the cloying light rock sounds! Karaoke versions of “Margaritaville” have been known to turn me into a violent ashtray-thrower. I’d sooner eat Dung Beetle Supreme than dine at one of his hoaky burger joints. There’s something so smug about the cliquey gatherings of aging fans who don painfully tacky hawaiian shirts and jerk arrythmically to Jimmy Buffett tribute acts on the tragic dancefloors of cruise boats and casino lounges. CDA Press columnist and local negative nelly Mary Souza has reprtedly been spotted getting all dance-funky at several of these types of events and the very thought of her doing it, her flaxen hair bobbing to and fro, her tight lips in an upturned grimace, makes my brain burn all dull and hot. /Orange TV, Get Out! North Idaho. More here.

Question: Do you share OrangeTV’s aversion “to aging fans who don painfully tacky hawaiian shirts and jerk arrythmically to Jimmy Buffett tribute acts on the tragic dancefloors of cruise boats and casino lounges”?

OTV: What Gives @ Old China Gate?

I asked the checkstand girl at Petersons (former IGA) the other morning if she’d heard any dirt on what was going on across Sherman Ave., in the remains of the old China Gate Restaurant, which was badly damaged in a fire last year that killed the 1210 Tavern and the Gamer’s Haven. A crew has rebuilt the exterior to resemble a triple-wide mobile home in drab beige and it’s fugly as hell, zero personality. She told me she heard it was going to be a “sports bar” and that it would take the entire building. I can’t imagine it, since the place seriously looks more like Aunt Edna’s Retirement Home than a hip place to hang out. What gives?/OrangeTV, Get Out! North Idaho. More of today’s Bread Crumbs: Random Bits & Mailbag here

Question:Which business has the coolest sign in the region?

 

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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